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The Carolina Center for Public Service…

  • CONNECTS Carolina students, faculty and staff with each other and with community partners

  • Builds campus CAPACITY for community-engaged teaching, research and service

  • CELEBRATES the community engagement of UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university


Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Event: Eat Good Bowls

By Brian, Eat Good Bowls The Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill brings together a group of 10 faculty from multiple departments across UNC’s campus over a two-year period. Thorp Scholars participate … Read more

APPLES Alternative Spring Breaks Forge Relationships

By Alexander Saunders As APPLES Service-Learning recruits applicants for the spring semester 2024 Alternative Spring Break program, which includes a course component, we reflect back on one of the spring break adventures from 2023 During the spring 2023 semester, undergraduate … Read more

Tar Heel Bus Tour rolls out this week

By Ethan Quinn, University Communications With students on fall break, faculty and administrators will visit 19 counties to learn about Carolina’s partnerships and service. A week after the University celebrated Carolina’s service to North Carolina at University Day, 75 Tar … Read more

Driving STEM Education in Franklin County

By Brianna Patterson   Fiona Chen ‘25, biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, combined her passions for teaching, science and public service during her summer as an SECU Public Fellows intern with United Way of Franklin County. Chen’s rural hometown, interest in public … Read more

Offering Economic Opportunities in Whitsett

By Brianna Patterson Through the SECU Public Fellow Internship program, Robert Fus ‘26 interned at Peacehaven Community Farm, a community that connects adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Whitsett, North Carolina. Taylor Williams, the lead educator of programs at Peacehaven, … Read more

Making Health Care Accessible to Latine Communities in Durham

By Alexander Saunders Sarah Montross ’23, Health Policy and Management at UNC-Chapel Hill, aspires to be a social worker. She spent summer 2023 as an SECU Public Fellows intern at UNC-Chapel Hill with El Futuro in Durham, who offer mental … Read more

The Carolina Center for Public Service Announces a New Class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars

Chapel Hill, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2023) – The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) is pleased to announce the 2023-2025 class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars. The program brings together selected faculty from across campus in a two-year competency-based experience … Read more